Michigan News

Viking Octantis makes its Great Lakes maiden voyage

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WLUC) – The largest passenger vessel to navigate the Great Lakes, the Viking Octantis, is making its way around Michigan for the first time. The 665-foot cruise ship started its journey in Toronto with a final destination of Milwaukee. The ship allows up to 378 passengers with […]

Michigan deputy arrested after allegedly torturing, killing service dog

A Michigan sheriff’s deputy was arrested on a felony charge for torturing and killing his service dog after the animal allegedly nipped him. Jacob Wilkinson was apprehended Monday and was terminated from his post at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office after the decomposed dog was discovered in a ditch duct-taped with bullet holes in its head, according to […]

Prosecutor drops out of Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot case

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal prosecutor withdrew Tuesday from the case of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, days after two men were acquitted and the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict for two more. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Roth notified the judge in a brief court filing. […]

Whitmer signs bill to pour $140M into Michigan unemployment fund

LANSING, MI – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Monday to boost jobless aid funding and provide money to address unemployment fraud. The legislation appropriates $139.8 million to the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Fund. This includes $106.8 million in federal funds, $24 million from the state general fund and $8.9 million […]